Excellence Strategy

Summer & Winter Schools for postdoctoral researchers

In addition to the offers of the Graduate Academy, the funding program primarily serves the qualification of postdocs. The aim of the Summer & Winter Schools is to expand the interdisciplinary and international networking of young researchers in addition to their scientific and methodological skills.

Target Group

Applications may be submitted by postdocs who are members of the University of Tübingen (see § 7 Grundordnung).


  • Funding will be provided for events lasting several days and addressing scientific topics of interdisciplinary relevance.
  • In view of the international orientation of the event and the desired participation of international guest speakers, it should be conducted in English.
  • The planned event should in principle be open to all members and staff of the University of Tübingen. In individual cases, the number of participants may be limited.
  • The Summer & Winter Schools may not be applied for to finance existing events or series of events.


In order to organize the Summer & Winter School, travel expenses, accommodation for guests, hospitality and auxiliary staff may be requested as follows:

- Accommodation for up to 10 external, actively contributing postdocs (max. 84,40 € per night incl. breakfast)

- Student and scientific assistants (please take employer's contribution into account)

- guest speakers

  • Travel expenses (flight - economy class, train - 2nd class)
  • Accommodation (max. 84,40 € per night incl. breakfast)

- catering

  • Coffee breaks: 4,00 € per person/break
  • Lunch snacks: 8,00 € per person/break

- dinner

  • once per event
  • max. 40,00 € per person
  • only for active contributors named in the program (speakers, moderators, organizers)

Funding period

The event is to be held within one year of submission of the application.


15.03. / 15.09. every year

Attention: Extension until 15.10.2020

The applications will be evaluated by the University’s Research Commission.

Application procedure

Applications can be submitted via the online application portal

  • Detailed information on how to apply can be found in the internal area (registration with university login).
  • Please submit the form Declaration & Fact Sheet (signed by the head of your institute and your dean) together with the application. You can download the form in the internal area of the Excellence Strategy.

Application scope

max. 7 pages